Poet to accept prize after decades of protest over honouring now disgraced priest

Ljubljana, 27 January - Author Svetlana Makarovič will accept the Prešeren Prize, Slovenia's top award for achievements in arts, after she refused it for 23 years in protest of Marko Rupnik, a Jesuit artist and priest, being awarded the prize as well. After sex abuse allegations against Rupnik made headlines last December he was urged to return the prize.

Author Svetlana Makarovič.
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